Small Business Basic - Accredited Online Training

Small Business Basic

Course Information Units of Study Student Support Course Requirements

Enhance your employment prospects with this online short course.

Career Pathways

  • Business owner


AOT’s small business basic course will give you the foundation skills and knowledge to enable you to plan your business, apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN) and understand tax legislation for goods and services. Additionally, you will also learn how to approach a financial institution to establish your start up finances, understand the risk management requirements and comply with legal requirements.

At AOT, we provide you with full access to our online virtual company to assist you to complete this short course.

To understand what each unit within this course offers, and how each furnishes you with specific skills and knowledge that you will accomplish to achieve competency, click on the Units of Study tab above.

This is a thorough short course which provides you with hands-on skills and knowledge to take those first steps in setting up your new business venture. You will receive a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of the BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business. This short course may provide you with the motivation and confidence to complete the entire Certificate IV qualification so that you open your new business fully informed.

Study Pathways

You may use some or each of the two units to credit transfer towards several qualifications. At AOT these include:

  • BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Talk to our course advisor for more information on credit transfer rules and the qualification that will best suit your needs.

How long does the course take?

We provide you with three (3) months to complete this course, how long it actually takes, will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

This course could be completed with 15 – 20 hours of study per unit, it may take you less time, it may take you more, that is why we give you three (3) months and all the support you need. The rest is up to you!

Choosing to study online allows you to study at a pace that suits your lifestyle.


You Pay Only:


  • No additional fees
  • No course material cost
  • 100% trainer support
Monthly Special

Delivery mode: 100% online, no classroom attendance

Trainer support: One-on-one

Support hours: 7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri), 9am - 1pm AEST (Sat - Sun)

Learning and assessment options: Your workplace or our virtual company as your simulated workplace

Assessments marked: Within 5 business days

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